Events Blog

Brittany Sourjohn and Teri Candelaria are back for Part 2 of Coffee Conversations with Your Friends. Today they are discussing moderating events, tech issues and what “makes or breaks” virtual events.


About Brittany

How has COVID-19 changed the work of two event planners in the Office of University Events and Protocol at ASU? Brittany Sourjohn and Teri Candelaria share their insights on virtual events, tips, and tricks and discuss if virtual events are here to stay.


About Brittany

Social Distancing

ASU has released guidelines regarding ASU Community of Care protocols for in-person events and meetings in ASU venues. The guidelines are based on current public health recommendations, government policy, and Board and University policy. These guidelines are in effect until further notice. To view the guidelines, click here

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Our virtual event platform comparison helps you pick your next virtual event solution. There has never been a wider selection of tools to create virtual events.
This is both an opportunity and a burden. Which solution will suit your needs? What to look for?

More to Explore

ASU Admission Services is familiar with bringing thousands of prospective families to campus during the Spring and Summer months as students choose where to attend college.  

Will Curran Endless Events

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” —Maya Angelou

There is no shortage of information when it comes to virtual events. Our trusted vendors are working day and night to adapt and pivot to stay relevant in our current climate.  There are so many options and so many resources available, but which one do YOU need?  As new products and resources emerge we can implement new and innovative ways to hold events. 

Chris Young, protocol officer

On June 23, MECA hosted the virtual Protocol Workshop – Part 1 with Chris Young. Chris is a globally recognized subject-matter expert in leadership and organizational dynamics, international protocol, cross-cultural literacy and negotiations and we were lucky enough to hear him speak about virtual meetings/events etiquette and protocol.

 There were a couple of resources shared by Chris and by some participants in the chat during the workshop and we wanted to share those with you:


Thank you to all of you that joined us live as we talked with Steven Glab, the Vice President of Operations at Marx Productions. We discussed important items that event planners should consider when pivoting to the virtual world, multiple event platforms, and how to choose which option would work best for your event.

Entering into our new digital world hasn’t been easy but here at ASU, we have an incredible amount of support staff to lean on.  We have compiled resources in 5 areas below to begin the journey into virtual meetings and events as well as some of the ways UTO can assist us as event professionals. 

1. Last week Seth Levine from UTO presented a webinar dedicated to ASU Virtual Event Resources where he shared his most effective tips, resources, platform comparisons, and answered your questions. 

Thank you!

Looking for digital gift ideas to give your virtual conference attendees, speakers, sponsors, and partners? Here are 19 creative and high-impact ideas you can use today.

COVID-19 has completely altered the live events landscape. Many top conferences have had to pivot to virtual events. Which raises an important question: what gifts should you give attendees, speakers, sponsors, and partners when you can't give them the physical offerings you were planning to?